Twenty-five Books That Shaped America by Thomas C. Foster audiobook

Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

By Thomas C. Foster
Read by Lloyd James  and Sean Pratt

HarperAudio
12.04 Hours 1
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Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor, returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced the American identity. In a delightfully informative, often wry manner, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America looks closely at important literary classics that are true national treasures. From The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, and Huckleberry Finn through Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America examines masterpieces of the written word that have greatly influence what we are as a people and a nation.

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Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor, returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced the American identity. In a delightfully informative, often wry manner, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America looks closely at important literary classics that are true national treasures. From The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, and Huckleberry Finn through Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America examines masterpieces of the written word that have greatly influence what we are as a people and a nation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Foster is a witty, quirkily provocative and perceptive literary critic.” Publishers Weekly
“Sean Pratt narrates the essays with a humor and irreverence that still let Foster’s analysis come through…The essays will make listeners think about not just the books they enjoy but also the TV shows and movies they watch and the music they listen to. Written and narrated in a lively style, this production could make listeners rethink casualties of boring lit classes.” AudioFile
“Foster’s actual writing—breezy, smart, and funny—is a pleasure…A delight to read.” Library Journal
“A genial guide to American literature…Many readers will wish they had a high-school English teacher as cheery and engaged as Foster.” Kirkus Reviews
“Funny, challenging, clear, and always insightful, this intriguing book will make you think again about what it means to be an American.” Janice A. Radway, author of A Feeling for Books

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Author Bio: Thomas C. Foster

Author Bio: Thomas C. Foster

Thomas C. Foster is a professor of English at the University of Michigan–Flint, where he teaches classic and contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry, as well as creative writing and composition. In addition to How to Read Novels like a Professor, he is the author of How to Read Literature like a Professor and several books on twentieth-century British and Irish fiction and poetry. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 12.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English